By generously giving your time and money in 2019, you allowed us to support 131 projects in some of the world's poorest communities, improving the lives of more than 400,000 people living in poverty.
people were able to lift themselves out of poverty
of the most marginalised people got the education they deserved
people survived catastrophic emergencies
READY WHEN DISASTERS STRIKE
When Cyclone Idai struck in March, generous supporters like you raised £235,000. Thanks to your donation, we provided survivors in Malawi with food and other essentials like sleeping mats, blankets and mosquito nets.
HELPING HANDS FROM SCOTLAND
With support from the Scottish government's Humanitarian Emergency Fund, we provided meals and food parcels to almost 11,000 people who have been driven out of Venezuela by political unrest. In Syria, Scottish government humanitarian funding helped us to support 6,000 people who'd been displaced by conflict.
ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE
In July, SCIAF volunteers descended on Westminister to urge political leaders to do more to tackle the climate emergency. Later in the year, SCIAF supporters joined thousands who marched through George Square as part of the global call for climate justice.
After years of action by SCIAF supporters, in 2019 the Scottish government committed to delivering radical cuts to Scotland's greenhouse gases by 2045 so that we can play our part in tackling climate change.
I've taken back control of our future and it's a wonderful feeling. My family are physically and mentally more stable than before, and our lives are happier.Dambi Dida, southern Ethiopia